Summer’s here! The annual RIC Summer Festival takes place tomorrow and a vibrant part of it is the Summer Exhibition featuring work from Visual Arts students: Fine Art, Graphics, Photography, Textiles, and Art & Design. Here is a collection of work from GCSE and A-level Photography students. Work from the other departments to follow… Enjoy! Continue reading Photography department end of year show
What is the one thing you need most in order to take photographs? A camera? Incorrect! For the first half of this term, seven weeks in all, both GCSE and AS students have been creating images entirely without the use of a camera. Sophisticated and expensive digital equipment has been rejected in favour of old cardboard boxes and black duct tape. Card, curtains, and light-sensitive … Continue reading No cameras please!
The Photography students took part in an experiment to demonstrate exactly how a pinhole camera works. The best way to do this was to literally place themselves inside one, and the most practical way was to convert a room. ‘Camera Obscura’ is Latin for dark room. Documentation of the camera obscura goes back centuries, including detailed ones by Leonardo Da Vinci. However the physics behind how light … Continue reading Camera Obscura